A study on patients behavior towards product information leaflets at basaveshwar teaching and general hospital

Authors

  • Dr.Prasad N Bali Assistnat Professor, KLE College of Pharmacy, Vidyanagar, Hubli-580031 Karnataka, India
  • Mr. Renukaradhya Chitti Research Scholar, Dept of Pharmacy practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B.G.Nagara-571448, Karnataka, India.
  • Dr.Jeet Bahadur Moktan Research Scholar, Dept of Pharmacy practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B.G.Nagara-571448, Karnataka, India.
  • Dr.Yogendra Shrestha Research Scholar, Dept of Pharmacy practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B.G.Nagara-571448, Karnataka, India.
  • Dr.Shiv Kumar Yadav Research Scholar, Dept of Pharmacy practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B.G.Nagara-571448, Karnataka, India.
  • Sandeep Ashok Murtale Research Scholar, Dept of pharmaceutics, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B.G.Nagara-571448, Karnataka, India.
  • Jayattheertha Lokapur Research Scholar, Dept of pharmaceutics, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B.G.Nagara-571448, Karnataka, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47957/ijpda.v9i1.459

Keywords:

Medication adherence, Patientsbehavior, Information Leaflets

Abstract

Background: Product information leaflets are available for most prescription medicines and many non-prescription medicines.

Materials and Method: A prospective and observational study was conducted at Basaveshwara teaching and general hospital with an aim to determine how many patients see, read and retain the PIL.

Results: A total of About 216 patients visiting the out-patient departments were enrolled in the study. The study results showed that among 216 patients, 195(90.28%) patients completed the study. More number of patients 79(40.15%) belonged to old age, followed by Public servant& housewife 46(23.58%) followed by agricultre 12(6.15%) followed by student, business& others 4(2.05%). 142(72.82%) of patients were counseled in Kannada, 35(17.94%) patients in Hindi & 18(9.23%) patients in English. As Kalburgi is a multilingual city majority of the people speak Kannada and Hindi. The 195 patients were dispensed a total of 341 Medicines. For 26 items (7.63 per cent), there was no manufacturer's leaflet available for the pharmacist to supply with the medicine. 195 patients received at least one medicine with a leaflet. The leaflet was said to have been just noticed by 134 patients (68%). About 42 patients (21%) said they had read some part of the leaflet and 19 (9%) patients reported that they had read the leaflet completely.  

Conclusion: This study concluded that there  is  a  need  to  improve  the  format, content  and  language  of  the  package  inserts  in  India. Pharmacist intervention is needed to improve patients reading habits for pils.Tighter  monitoring  of  the  inserts  by regulatory  bodies  can  help  to  enforce  ideal  labeling  practices. 

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Mr. Renukaradhya Chitti, Research Scholar, Dept of Pharmacy practice, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, B.G.Nagara-571448, Karnataka, India.

Mr. Renukaradhya chitti is currently working as research scholar, department of pharmacy practice,  Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, Karnataka, India. Mr. Renukaradhya chitti is interested in Polypharmacy and medication Adherence Type 2 Diabetic patients .He published several articles in highly reputed scientific journals.

References

Dr. A Sudhamadhuri and Dr. Vishal Kalasker, “ Evaluation of Completeness of Package Inserts in South India”. International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences (IJRSB), Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2015, PP 102-105, Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2015, PP 102-105.

Saleh A Bawazir, Hisham S Abou-Auda ,Othman A gubara, Khalii I Al-Khamis ,and Mohammed Jms Al-Yamani, “Public Attitude Toward Drug Technical Package Inserts in Saudi Arabia”. RUTH! Teclmol2003;19:209-18.

G M Hawkey and C J Hawkey, “ Effect of information leaflets on knowledge in patients with gastrointestinal diseases”. Department of Therapeutics, University Hospital, Nottingham, Gut, 1989, 30, 1641-1646.

R. Adepu and M. K. Swamy, “Development and Evaluation of Patient Information Leaflets (PIL) Usefulness.Indian J Pharm Sci. 2012 Mar-Apr; 74(2): 174–178.

Karel Van Der Warde, “ Graphic presentation of patient package inserts ” (warde)

Abul Kalam, Siraj Anwar, Ambrin Fatima, “Drug Package Inserts In India: Current Scenario”. Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice, Hamdard University, New Delhi-110062, India. Volume 3, Issue 4, 385-392. Research Article. ISSN 2278 – 4357.

Liset van Dijk, Susana Patrício Monteiro, Marcia Vervloet, Jolanda de Bie, DK Theo Raynor, “Study on the Package Leaflets and the Summaries of Product Characteristics of Medicinal Products for Human use”. European union, Article 59 of Directive 2001/83/EC on information required in the package leaflet.

Dr. Jignesh K. Ved, “Package Inserts in India: Need for a Revision”. Department of Pharmacology, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable hospital. Mumbai-400008. International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research (IJPSR), Vol.1(11), 2010, 454-456.

National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) Bethesda, MD.” The Benefits of Consumer Medicine Information (CMI)”.

Shlomo VinkerMD1, Vered Eliyahu MD2 and John Yaphe MD1.2, “The Effect of Drug Information Leaflets on Patient Behavior”. Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel1, Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Center (Beilsinson Campus), Petah Tikva, Israel2. IMAJ 2007;9:383–386.

Kamal Addin Mohammad Ahmad Idris, Mirghani A. Yousif, Abdalla O. Elkhawad, “Medications package inserts’ usefulness to doctors and patients:Sudanese doctors perspective”. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (IJBCP). Research Article doi:10.5455/2319-2003.ijbcp20140832.

Koo M, Krass I, Aslani P, “Enhancing patient education about medicines: factors influencing reading and seeking of written medicine information”. Health Expect. 2006 Jun;9(2):174-87.

C H M Van Haecht, R Vander stechle, M G Bograet, “Package inserts for antihypertensive drugs: use by the patients and impact on adverse drug reactions”. European journal of Pharmacology, December 1990, volume 39, issue 6, pp 551-554.

KenechuckwuDiobi, Titilayo O Fakeye and RasaqAdisa, “Community pharmacist’s perception of the relevance of drug package insert as a source of drug information in southwestern Nigeria”. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research June 2013; 12 (3): 439-443.

Bansal V, Dhamija P, MedhiB, Pandhi P, “Package inserts-do they have any role”.

Deepak Ramdas, Ananya Chakraborty, Swaroop HS, Syed Faizan, Praveen Kumar V, and Srinivas BN, “A Study of Package Inserts in Southern India”.

Rowa' Al-Ramahi, Abdel N. Zaid, Na'emKettana, Waleed Sweileh, and Doa' Al-Jabi, “Attitudes of consumers and healthcare professionals towards the patient package inserts - a study in Palestine”

Shivkar YM, “Clinical information in drug package inserts in India”. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Vol. 55, No. 2, April-June, 2009, pp. 104-107.

Kamal Addin Mohammad Ahmad Idris, MirghaniAbdulahman Yousif, Abdalla Omer Elkhawad, “study on Development of a Useful Medication Package Insert for Patients: Sudan Intervention Study”. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Gezira, Sudan,College of Pharmacy, Taif University, KSA, College of Pharmacy, University of Medical Science and Technology (UMST), Khartoum, Sudan. VOL 1 ISSUE 2 JULY-AUG 2014, pp. 38-46.

Nicolson D,Knapp P,Raynor DK,Spoor P, “Written information about individual medicines for consumers”. School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, LS2 9LN. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002104.pub3.

D. K. Raynor, PhD, MRPharmS, and P. Knapp, PhD, RGN, “Do patients see, read and retain the new mandatory medicines information leaflet. The pharmaceutical journal, volume 264 No 7083, pp 268-270.

Published

2021-03-31
Statistics
17 Views | 7 Downloads
Citatons

How to Cite

Bali, D. N. ., M. R. . Chitti, D. B. . Moktan, D. . Shrestha, D. K. . Yadav, S. A. . Murtale, and J. Lokapur. “A Study on Patients Behavior towards Product Information Leaflets at Basaveshwar Teaching and General Hospital”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 9, no. 1, Mar. 2021, pp. 56-65, doi:10.47957/ijpda.v9i1.459.

Issue

Section

Research Articles
Share |